New Lanark - gardening and cooking

Background

The commentator Henry MacNab visited New Lanark, a Scottish cotton mill in which the socialist reformer Robert Owen had established a model utopian community, and wrote a full account of Owen's pioneering work on social welfare and community living.

There has long been granted to each householder at New Lanark a portion of garden-ground to cultivate; but, in order to increase the supply of vegetable food, a new public garden has been laid out by the company, which is to extend to seven or eight acres. It is surrounded by a belt of planting, and a spacious walk for the recreation of the work-people.

Taken from: The New Views of Mr Owen of Lanark
Author / Creator: Henry Gray MacNab
Date: 1819
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: 959.e.8